This very rare copy of W. B. Foster's" Souvenir of The Gravity Road" was mailed to the Carbondale Public Library on March 8, 1995 by Raymond G. Neveil, 250 Maple Lane, Brielle, NJ 08730-1327. On a note that Mr. Neveil enclosed with the booklet, he noted that he was sending the booklet to the Carbondale Public Library because "It could serve the public interest better in a public collection rather than in my possession." The Librarian, Ann Muldoon, thinking archivally, turned the booklet over to the Carbondale Historical Society.
All of the photographs by W. B. Foster in this booklet were widely circulated in the nineteenth century, as individual photographs, without any indication that these photographs were taken by W. B. Foster. With this intact Foster booklet now in the holdings of the Carbondale Historical Society, we now know that Foster is the photographer who took all of these remarkable photographs.
The Carbondale Historical Society appreciates very much Mr. Neveil's enlightened thinking in sending this Foster booklet back to Carbondale where, by means of this electronic copy of that booklet, the Carbondale Historical Society can now make it available, via Internet Archive, to the entire world.